KATHMANDU, May 11: Members of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) toured The British College at Trade Tower, Thapathali, Kathmandu on Wednesday.
During the visit, members of the visiting group of college officials shared ideas and ways on improving education quality to students based on needs and aspirations of youths.
MP Nigel Evans praised the proud traditions of the 3,000 Gurkhas currently serving in the British Army and expressed his pride in seeing the British-style education system, being provided at The British College, read the statement issued by the college.
“He continued by explaining his own life experiences in gaining a parliamentary seat and the challenges he faced in his 26 years as an MP,” it said. “His message to students was one of encouragement and overcoming obstacles to greater personal achievement and success.”
Rajen Kandel, CEO and founder of The British College shared his own account of how a British education transformed him into a driven business leader with strong connections to his homeland, Nepal, and to his adopted Britain, read the statement.
“As a result of these experiences he felt it was his duty to bring English quality education to Nepal, which leads directly to the founding of The British College in Kathmandu. He expressed his hope that the visit would further strengthen relations between the two countries,” it said.
College Principal John Bateman highlighted recent successes in student exchange programs, recruitment of international faculty and 1,800 local and the 52 international students successfully engaged in our programs.
The British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union is part of the global organization of national parliaments that aims to promote democratic governance, institutions and values, working with parliaments and parliamentarians to articulate and respond to the needs and aspirations of the people, read the statement.